December 12, 2021 Bulletin

By grace alone, through faith alone, because of Christ alone

Order of Worship

  • Preparation for Worship

    Prelude and Silent Prayer


    Introit ~ “Jerusalem, Lift Up Thy Voice”


    * Hymn ~ “Joy Has Dawned”


    Welcome and Announcements


    Adoration of God

    Call to Worship: Luke 2:8-14


    * Hymn #223 ~ “While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks”


    Confession of Sin

    * Reading of the Law: Philippians 4:4-9


    Assurance of Pardon


    * Hymn ~ “O Holy Night!”


    Means of Grace

    Sacrament of Baptism


    Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer


    Old Testament Reading: Genesis 3:16-24


    New Testament Reading: 1 Timothy 1:12-17


    Sermon: “The First Sermon” (Genesis 3:15)


    Hymn #211 ~ “God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen”




    Response and Blessing

    * Doxology to the tune of “For All the Saints” #358


    Praise ye the Lord, His mighty works acclaim:

    His years are endless, yet is He the same

    O sing His praise, give glory to His holy name:

    Alleluia, Alleluia. Amen


    * Blessing/Benediction


    [* indicates to please stand]


Sermon Notes

  • “The First Sermon”
    (Genesis 3:15)

    I. Introduction


    II. The Context


    III. The Gospel According to Genesis 3:15


    A. To Satan’s surprise


    B. The great divide


    IV. Conclusion and Application


    A. A sketch of the gospel


    B. More information?


  • Announcements

    Today: Nursery for children birth through three during SS and Worship.


    Today: The “Worship Training Room” (across from kitchen) is available for young families (livestream available).


    Communication from us? Please fill out a pink card (on Information Table)


    Today: Gauging interest for Church camping trip this summer; sign up in FH


    Today: Children’s Christmas Pageant, 3pm; dozen cookies to share afterward


    Wednesday: Men’s Bible Study; 6pm dinner, study, and prayer till 7:30pm


    Friday: Church Christmas Party, 6-8pm; $10 gift exchange; bring hors d’oeuvres and dessert


    December 20: “Gingerbread House Competition” and pizza, 6th-12th grade, 5:30pm


    December 25: Christmas Day Worship; 10-11am


    December 28: Help take decorations down? 11am


    January 22: 25th Church Anniversary Dinner and Celebration


    Baby/Bridal Shower Organizer: Interested? See Pastor Rich


    Please: Food and drink limited to Fellowship Hall. Thank you.


    Pantry: Food available for our families in kitchen


    Next Week’s Sermon Text: Genesis 6-9